The eyes have a profound impact on how we’re perceived. Over time, aging and lifestyle choices can make our eyes look tired, heavy, or aged—conveying an appearance that might not align with how youthful or vibrant we actually feel. Thankfully, both surgical and nonsurgical eyelid lifts can turn back the clock, restoring a more rested, youthful look.
This blog post will answer 7 common questions about surgical and nonsurgical eyelid lifts.
1. What Is an Eyelid Lift?
An eyelid lift, clinically known as blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure that rejuvenates the eye area by removing excess skin and fat. It can address drooping eyelids, puffiness, or under-eye bags, offering a refreshed, awake appearance.
2. What Does Upper Blepharoplasty Do?
Upper blepharoplasty focuses on the eyelids above the eyes, removing excess skin and fat to alleviate that heavy, droopy look. This gives the eyes a more open, alert appearance and can even improve the field of vision for some people with severely sagging skin.
3. What Does Lower Blepharoplasty Achieve?
Lower blepharoplasty targets the area beneath the eyes. This procedure removes or repositions fat to reduce puffiness and under-eye bags. It may also involve tightening loose skin to diminish wrinkles, helping you look rejuvenated and less tired.
4. What Is Nonsurgical Eyelid Tightening?
Not everyone is ready for surgical intervention, and that’s perfectly OK. Nonsurgical eyelid rejuvenation is a minimally invasive alternative that uses technologies such as laser skin tightening and other treatments to stimulate collagen production and produce a lifted look. This helps tighten the skin around the eyes, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and sagging—delivering an eyelid lift without surgery.
5. How Is a Nonsurgical Eyelid Lift Performed?
Some people worry that surgical procedures will make their eyes appear too taut, fake, or “worked on.” That’s where the Subnovii Plasma pen comes in. This device, which never comes into direct contact with your skin, stimulates fibroblasts responsible for forming and remodeling the skin’s extracellular matrix. This fibroblast activity prompts the production of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. The result? Enhanced skin quality, reduced lines, and tightened skin—all achievable with just topical anesthesia.
6. What Is Recovery Like After Eyelid Surgery?
The initial post-surgical recover usually requires 1 to 2 weeks, during wh ch you may experience some mild swelling, light sensitivity, and blurred vision. Complete recovery may take several wee . Following your surgeon’s instructions and giving your eyes plenty of rest is essential for a smooth healing pro ess.
7. How Long Do the Results Last?
While a su gical eyelid lift provides long-lasting results, it doesn’t freeze time. Aging will eventually bring about subtle changes. A healthy lifestyle and dedicated skin care can help you extend the lifespan of your newly revitalized appearance.
The results of a nonsurgical eyelid lift can last up to 3 to 4 years, depending on individual factors and the technology used. Periodic touch-ups can extend the longevity of the results.
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Both surgical and nonsurgical eyelid rejuvenation options offer advantages, and the best choice will depend on your specific concerns, lifestyle, and recovery time preferences. Read our related blog post to lear more about factors to consider when deciding whether plastic surgery is right for you.
If you’re interested in exploring these options further, we invite you to call our Boynton Beach, FL, office at (561) 880-8866 or request a consultation online. Take the first step toward a more youthful-looking, vibrant you today!